Clawfoot Bathtub Faucet

Whether you’re planning to redecorate your old bathroom or you’re deciding the most suitable theme for the bathroom in your new house, this page will be of use… especially if you favor the classical look which is closely associated with this type of faucet. If you’re planning to order your clawfoot bathtub faucet online, you’ll get access to the best deals from across the internet from this website. We spend a lot of time doing research and finding the best prices, so you can make the right choice without wasting much time.

As you may know, this type of faucet looks better on a clawfoot bathtub, but you shouldn’t think of that as a set rule: many people install these faucets on regular tubs with great effect. The reason why they are associated with claw bathtubs is because they usually share the same intricate and traditional look, which is actually very popular in this modern day and age. If you’re in a hurry, make sure to skim through the product recommendations in this page for some examples of various clawfoot bathtub faucets.

What’s so special about the clawfoot bathtub faucet?
Actually, the right question might be: what’s so special about the clawfoot bathtub? After all, these faucets are indeed meant to compliment this specific type of bathtub. Well… simply put, clawfoot tubs have a unique and distinctive look, which works nicely in all types of bathroom. Regardless of whether you have a modern theme or a classical retro theme in your bathroom decoration, you will be able to enhance the bathroom’s atmosphere by relying on the unique charm offered by a clawfoot tub.

While these tubs are generally known to rise above the ground, suspended from their claw-like attachments, it doesn’t mean that all clawfoot tubs look the same. In fact, you will find different types of clawfoot styles: from the widely popular raised style tub (also known as slipper tub), to pedestal mount clawfoot tubs and double ended clawfoot tubs, among many others. Needless to say, you should look for a clawfoot bathtub faucet that compliments the claw attachments in your bathtub. And later, you should choose a shower curtain that also looks good with the clawfoot fixtures you’ve installed.

How to install a clawfoot bathtub faucet
If you’re planning to install your own clawfoot bathtub faucet, this section will be useful… although you should read the warranty on your new fixture before you try doing so. This is because it may get voided if you don’t get a licensed plumber to install the faucet. If you’re not concerned with that, and if you are confident in your ability to install a new faucet on your own, you can rest assured it’s really not a difficult process.

Before beginning, you should also cross-reference the plumbing codes in your municipality with the ones described in the manufacturer’s directions provided with your faucet. In certain regions, there may be limitations regarding the location of the spout, how the fixture connects to the supply lines, and some types of faucets might be disapproved. As such, it’s also a good idea checking these technicalities before starting the installation process.

Finally, you should make sure to shut off the water supply before starting the installation. You can usually do this from the shutoff valves installed next to your tub, but if you want to be extra careful, there’s nothing wrong with shutting off the main water supply at the meter. Having done so, you can proceed to mount the clawfoot bathtub faucet you’ve chosen. Some clawfoot bathtubs include pre-drilled holes for the faucet; you may want to look for these holes attentively, since they will make the installation of the faucet much easier.

Make sure to connect the water feeds in the right place, otherwise you’ll have to redo your work later on; universally the hot water tap goes on the left and cold water tap on the right, so remember that. Also, make sure to read thought the installation guide supplied by the manufacturer, since your faucet may require specific installation procedures. Other than that, you just have to remember to threaded ends on the connections with plumber’s tape (or putty) before screwing them together. Once you’re done, remember to turn on the water and test the faucet for leaks or anomalies; if everything seems to work like it should, congratulations: you’ve successfully installed your clawfoot bathtub faucet!

Different types of clawfoot bathtub faucets
There are different types of clawfoot faucets, and you aren’t always completely free to choose the type you like best; this is because not all types of clawfoot faucet mounts are compatible with all clawfoot bathtubs. The common available faucet types include the free-standing faucet (which is remarkably elegant and fashionable), the deck-mounted faucet (which is somewhat more common), the hand-shower faucet (which allows taking a shower in your clawfoot bathtub) and the standard tub faucet, which should work on all types of clawfoot bathtubs.

If you don’t want to take chances of choosing an incompatible faucet, you will do well to read through the user’s guide that was supplied with your bathtub. While usually this won’t be a problem, it’s always a good idea checking beforehand… so you don’t accidentally choose a faucet that won’t match your bathtub. Feel free to contact us directly if you don’t know what would be the right choice, and we’ll be happy to help you make an informed decision.

This Clawfoot Bathtub Faucet Review is Written/Updated on Sep 22nd, 2010 and filed under Home Improvement. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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